Probiotics and Seasonal Allergies

Probiotics and seasonal allergies

As flowers bloom and the sun begins to shine brighter, many eagerly welcome the arrival of spring. However, for some, this beautiful season can bring along an unwelcome companion – seasonal allergies. Fortunately, there is a natural ally that may help the fight against the unfortunate symptoms of seasonal allergies – probiotics! How Can Probiotics…

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Flourish Probiotics and Postbiotics

Postbiotics

One of the most unique aspects of Flourish probiotics is the fact that Flourish contains naturally occurring beneficial postbiotics. If you haven’t read our first blog on what postbiotics are, make sure to check that out here. Postbiotics Come in Different Forms Postbiotics are the beneficial byproducts of probiotics. There are many different forms of…

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Antibiotics and Probiotics

Antibiotics and the Need for Probiotics The topic of antibiotics is one of duality. On one side of the coin, antibiotics provide a powerful and effective way to treat bacterial infections. They have transformed once-deadly diseases into manageable and often curable conditions. On the other side, antibiotics can cause some serious side effects, especially within…

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What are Postbiotics?

postbiotics

In recent years, the field of gut health has gone through many shifts in focus beyond just the importance of probiotics. Likely, if you’re familiar with probiotics, you have also heard of prebiotics and how they can help feed the good bacteria in your digestive tract. But did you know there is a third amigo…

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Prebiotics

Prebiotics

Prebiotics Defined Since 2016, the International Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has defined prebiotics as “a selectively fermented ingredient that results in specific changes in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) to host health.” Basically, prebiotics are a type of nutrient that we as humans are not able to…

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Probiotics for Athletes

probiotics for athletes

Athletes are constantly seeking ways to improve their performance, whether through training, nutrition, or recovery strategies. An area that is gaining significant attention is the use of probiotics for athletes to enhance overall athletic performance. Benefits of Exercise on Gut Health Regular physical activity is associated with a more diverse and balanced gut microbiota. A…

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Gut Health and Testosterone

testosterone

Testosterone plays a vital role in men’s health, but did you know that gut health and testosterone are connected? What is Testosterone? Testosterone is a sex hormone responsible for many functions in the body for both men and women. In men, the testicles mainly produce testosterone. Some functions of testosterone for men include muscle growth,…

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Probiotics for Men

probiotics for men

What are the “best” probiotics for men?   In our blog post The Importance of Men’s Gut Health, we learn that a gut is not just a gut. Although men and women have similar GI systems, there are unique differences between their gut microbiomes. Preliminary research shows that men have several male-specific health conditions that link to…

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Endometriosis and the Gut, A Powerful Connection

endometriosis

Endometriosis.  You’ve likely heard this term before, but do you know what it is?  Perhaps you know someone who has been afflicted by this painful disorder. Or maybe, you’re an endometriosis warrior yourself. The prevalence of endometriosis is estimated at 10% of reproductive women worldwide.  That’s 1 in 10 females between the ages of 12…

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